In today’s fast paced lifestyle, people constantly keep complaining about being stressed. Either physically, mentally or by both ways, men & women are getting stressed these days. Stress management has become a great, important need of hour for such men & women. There are many effective ways of managing stress at work, life. Meditations, yoga, Aromatherapy are some of the important & popular among them. Meditation has been proved scientifically to combat stress and stress related disorders like high blood pressure, insomnia and heart diseases. Using an Incense Aromatherapy Meditation to Help With Stress & managing it effectively is getting increasingly popular.
Incense, is composed of aromatic biotic materials, which release fragrant smoke when burned. The term “incense” refers to the substance itself, rather than to the odor that it produces. It is used in religious ceremonies, ritual purification, aromatherapy, meditation, for creating a mood, masking bad odours, and in medicine. It is widely practiced therapy, commonly called as ”Meditation aromatherapy” which is a type of meditation where one uses essential oils or incense in conjunction with meditation to help produce those desired states of well-being and raising consciousness.
Incense is composed of aromatic plant materials, often combined with essential oils. The forms taken by incense have changed with advances in technology, differences in the underlying culture, and diversity in the reasons for burning it. One of the most important reasons why incense is used is that it purifies the air and has an extraordinary soothing effect on the mind. Just like candle brightens up a darkened room, the aromatic effect of incense offers tranquility to the senses.
Incense is said to have several medicinal effects too. Many earlier civilizations used incense as a herbal medicine for treating health disorders. This in fact forms the basis of aromatherapy. Many incense ingredients are used as medicines all over the world.
1. Enhances Concentration & Focus. 2. Stimulates Creativity. 3. Increases Motivation. 4. Boosts Confidence. 5. Heightens Sexual Desire. 6. Prevents Infections. 7. Relieves Headaches. 8. Fights Depression. 9. Reduces Anxiety & Tension. 10. Aids Insomnia.
Using an incense is an important part of Tantric Yoga.
The most suitable incense for any tantric practice are Tibetan Incense.
Tibetan Incense is made from a blend of different herbs, spices, plants and minerals from centuries’ old recipes.
All natural ingredients are used such as flowers, leaves, grass, wood, bark, spices, and aromatic herbs found in the high altitude regions of Tibet and Nepal.
The tibetan incense, unlike Indian one, is made from rolled herbs, so there is no wooden stick inside and no chemicals used that could be allergenic or harmful to inhale.
Many tibetan incenses are actually made for inhalation.
The medicinal incense are prepared using strict vedic formulas which are based on ancient medical tantra texts that have remained unchanged for centuries.
In Tibet, tradition of making and using incense exists since the very beginning of human existence.
The art of making and using of incense was flourished in Tibet even before Buddhism, along with a ancient Bon mystic tradition.
Buddhism evolved in Tibet to a great extent in the 7th century AD under the reign of religious kings of Tibet, along with the development of making incense based on the sacred Indian tantric texts.
This way, the art of making and using of incense is a combination of Bon and Indian tantric traditions.
Burning of incense gives you much needed mood and environment that is crucial when you do Tantric Yoga, Tantric Massage and any kind of tantra or mystic practice.